Heroic deeds forever honoured in history by all descendants
Collective Security Treaty Organisation foreign ministers adopt statement at Dushanbe session dedicated to 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War
The document reads that the Victory was secured only through the united effort of many nations, for the sake of preserving freedom and the ability to determine an independent future. The fight against the ideology of hatred, regardless of its name, is a common cause. Only united efforts from the entire global community can neutralise new challenges and threats. The recognition of the Victory secured in 1945 as a common benevolence to mankind was confirmed by the unanimous adoption of the UN General Assembly’s resolution on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, agreed on February 26th, 2015, upon the initiative of CSTO member states.
The statement reads: ‘CSTO member states do not accept and decisively condemn well-directed efforts intended to rewrite history, distorting and revising the results of World War Two. We believe that any attempt to glorify Nazism and militant nationalism is inadmissible. We believe that attempts to make national heroes of those who fought against the Anti-Hitler coalition during World War Two or who collaborated with the Nazis are equally inadmissible, sacrilegious and cynical. Ministers of foreign affairs of CSTO member states believe that the countries responsible for defeating Fascism should do their best to prevent the resurgence of neo-fascism, chauvinism, and other forms of xenophobia and prevent the popularisation of radical nationalism, including among young people’.
Ministers of foreign affairs of CSTO member states have also called upon the international community to respect and protect the principles of international law, as set by the Nuremberg Trials as the inalienable and necessary foundation of our modern world order, being not subject to revision.
During the session of CSTO foreign ministers, debate covered modern problems of international politics and measures to prevent threats to collective security. In particular, ministers discussed the need to extend co-operation between international and regional organisations and to step up efforts to ensure security across Central Asia, in view of developments in Afghanistan.
By Vladimir Velikhov